The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District held its 30th annual tree and shrub sale this spring. Over 225 local residents planted 8,150 seedlings.  In the last decade, residents have planted over 137,300 trees in the last 10 years alone, through this program.  These trees and shrubs are sold bare root and vary in size.

“A neighbor in need would enjoy spending time with you,” states a release from the 20-year-old not-for-profit group.

Dr. Charles S. Dedrick, superintendent of Capital Region BOCES, and Dr. Gladys I. Cruz, superintendent at Questar III

“Falls are never ‘nothing’,” stated Kathy Greenlee, United States Assistant Secretary for Aging, at the National Council on Aging Summit on Falls Prevention in Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day parades in Voorheesville and the Hilltowns over the holiday weekend brought a spectacle enjoyed by large crowds lining the streets, with music, gun salutes, and rarely seen vehicles.

The county's health department held a Points Of Dispensing drill in New Scotland last Thursday, a program in place in the case of an emergency involving biohazards.

Feed your soul by giving, and getting satisfaction. Donating to causes close to home avoids paying more than half to telemarketers.

Albany County Legislator Herbert W. Reilly Jr. will face Bethlehem Town Councilman William Reinhardt as members of the Democratic Party caucus this week.

Kids had a small festival outside at the Bethlehem Children's School Greenfest on May 16.

Geologists, I have often told my students, have a name for virtually everything.  For most people, an expression such as “debris that collects at the base of a cliff” would be sufficient to describ


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